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St.

John’s Lutheran Church ELCA


1300 W. Benjamin Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701
(402) 371-1985
stjohn@cableone.net
www.stjohnsnorfolk.com

Our Mission: Disciples Through God’s Love, Celebrating In Jesus’ name.


SHORT TERM PRAYER CONCERNS AND JOYS:
Pat Monson
LONG TERM PRAYER CONCERNS:
Sara Fegley Sullivan Family Rosemary Westerhold
Karmen Young Joann White Harlin Westerhold
Susan Hansen Jo Schaefer Bonnie Hortness
Colton Wright Orlo Rath Burna Hershey
Don & Cleora Fisher Darrell & Arlene Polenske Scott Leader
Kurt Juracek Mike Wragge Elton Coleman
Brayden Carol Timperley Karen Widhalm
Ken & Paula Rasmussen Elvon & Vicki Suhr Janet
Terry Downs Kenneth & Vendla Wrick Bettie Miller

Congratulations to Alex & Andy Coan who were married here on Saturday afternoon. Blessings to
you on a long and happy marriage!

Flowers on the altar this weekend are sponsored by Dick & Barb Adams celebrating their
55th wedding anniversary; and in loving memory of Wanda Smalley from the Larry Smalley
family.

Pr. Randy Rasmussen has accepted the call that was extended by St. John’s after last
weekend’s vote. Pr. Randy has notified his congregation in Nebraska City of his
resignation, so August will be a month of transition and prayers for St. John’s, Pr. Randy
and his family, and Pr. Myron.

VBS Registrations are still available in the church office. Be sure to register NOW to receive
your free Polar Blast music CD or digital download!

Worship Services can now be viewed in their entirety on St. John’s facebook page at
www.facebook.com/stjohnsnorfolk.

ST. JOHN’S STAFF


Myron Meyer – Transitional Senior Pastor
Jacquie Samway – PMA, Coordinator of Congregational Care
Jolene Ziebell – Coordinator of Youth Ministries
Gail Ermels – Office Manager
Jim Carter – Custodian/Grounds Keeper Midge Hedrick – Office Assistant
THE WEEK AHEAD
OFFERINGS
SUNDAY, JULY 22 Mission Emphasis (JULY) ................. Bright Horizons
8:30 am ........................................................ Worship Greenfiber Funds JULY-SEPT ................ Mercy Meals
9:45 am…………………….…………………..Fellowship Hour
10:15 am ...................................................... Worship General offering for 7/15/2018................. $4,807.25
6:30 pm.................... God’s Ambassadors ChristCare End of JUNE General Fund Deficit .............. ($3,843.69)
Kristy Booras, 402-371-6218 Year-to-Date General Fund Net Deficit .......... ($803.78)
Attendance 7/15/2018…………………..44, 99, 75 (218)
MONDAY, JULY 23
10:00 am ...................................... Friends ChristCare
Pat Monson, 402-371-8803
8:30 pm..................................................... Solid Rock
TUESDAY, JULY 24
8:30 am ................................................ Staff Meeting
5:30 pm....................VBS Volunteer Meeting & Pizza
7:00 pm....................................... Beloved ChristCare
Kristy Booras, 402-371-6218
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25
5:30 pm................................. Last Wednesday Lectio
7:00 pm............................. Education Team Meeting
7:30 pm.......................................... Men’s ChristCare
Rollie Downs, 402-649-0256
THURSDAY, JULY 26
7 am – 5 pm .................. Bright Horizons Garage Sale

SATURDAY, JULY 28
5:00 pm........................................................ Worship

SHOP FOR MINISTRY


JULY 22 8:30 AM Doris McMahon
10:15 AM Terri Denkinger
JULY 29 8:30 AM Alice Gentzler
10:15 AM Lisa Echtenkamp
The Fellowship
Life / Evangelism
SAVE THE DATE! Ministry Team is
St. John’s / Bright updating
Horizons 8th Annual information for a
Garage Sale this year is new online Photo
on Thursday, July 26th, Directory to be
in the Fellowship Hall @ available to all
St. John’s from 7AM – 5PM. As you are members with a current email address and access
downsizing or cleaning out, please consider to a computer. If you don’t have access to a
donating items. We accept all items in good computer, a complete directory can be printed
condition, including working appliances or for you.
furniture. Children’s clothing only will be If you need to update your address, phone #, or
accepted (NO adult clothing). Donations may be email address, please make those changes on
dropped off on Tuesday, July 24 from Noon – your Registration Slip or in the rear of the
5PM or Wednesday, July 25 from 9AM – Noon. sanctuary where you can view and update any
All monies raised will be donated to Bright information on a printed directory. Please initial
Horizons for survivors of domestic violence and if you agree that the information is already
sexual assault. Questions? Contact Lori Olson complete. Thank you for your assistance in this
(402-750-2974) or Lacy Kimes, Bright Horizons huge task!
Housing Supervisor (402-379-3798).
The Norfolk Food
Pantry continues seeking
our help with stocking
IT’S TIME TO COLLECT the shelves. Your
LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF donations of crackers
SCHOOL KITS! (all kinds), beans (all
To the children who receive school kits, these kinds), canned dinners,
supplies mean the difference between getting an pancake mix and syrup, Hamburger & Tuna
education or not. Public school is usually free, but in Helper are of great help. Just a reminder:
places where LWR works, even a few required
garden produce is also accepted!
supplies, like pens and paper, may be more than
many familis can afford. One school kit should
include:
4 -- 70 sheet NOTEBOOKS (wide or college ARE YOU LOOKING FOR WAYS TO
ruled) HELP DURING WORSHIP?
1 RULER with inches and centimeters We are in need of Worship Assistants,
1 PENCIL SHARPENER powerpoint operators, ushers, sound
1 blunt end SAFETY SCISSORS technicians, coffee hour hosts, etc. It takes
5 unsharpened #2 PENCILS with erasers (secure approximately 45 volunteers for the 3
together with rubber band) services each weekend. Consider helping
5 black or blue ballpoint PENS (no gel ink – in one area once a month. Join a friend in
secure with a rubber band) greeting, or try serving coffee one weekend.
1 box of 16-24 CRAYONS We can always find a place for helping
1 – 2 ½” ERASER
hands! Consider how you could help and
School bags have already been purchased. Donated leave a note on today’s Registration Slip.
items may be placed in the washtub in the west hall. We need you!
Thank you for helping MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
POLAR BLAST VBS BEGINS VBS Leaders and Helpers Needed!
NEXT WEEK! Polar Blast VBS is still in need of the following
The Three Coolest Days of Summer! leaders. Step-by-step manuals are provided
At Polar Blast VBS, kids will go on an icy with everything you need for planning
cool adventure where they’ll discover that meaningful sessions:
Jesus will always love them: this VBS is
Penquin Preschool Leader
filled with incredible Bible-learning
Lead an enthusiastic team of Crew Leaders
experiences kids see, hear, and touch. who will guide preschoolers in unforgettable
Team-building games, cool Bible songs, and Bible Adventures, high-energy games, and age-
multisensory Bible adventures are just a few appropriate craft projects each day.
of the activities that help faith flow into real
life. Caution: Things might get a little messy, Frozen Fun & Games Leader ( Mon & Tues
so have them wear play clothes and sturdy only)
shoes! Lead crews in the fun of Penguin Pass, Ice
Look for Jolene in the back of the Toss, Polar Bear Tag, Quick Cool-Down, Silly
sanctuary between services to get your Seals and Dodge Snowball. Each game has
free music CD or digital download by special wrap-up questions to help reinforce the
registering early today. First come, first daily Bible lessons.
serve! Kids can listen to the songs they
Craft Project Leader
will be hearing and singing at VBS. Kids will make adorable penguins to give as
gifts to the ministry workers in our church. In
addition, kids can have fun making one-of–a-
kind snowflakes, puff painting, and grow snow
to name a few.

Crew Leaders
You are the important people who guide and
keep your group participating in the fun. You get
to have as much fun as your whole group!

We will have pizza and leader training on


Tuesday, July 24th at 5:30 p.m. in the
Monday, July 30th, Tuesday, July 31st Community Room downstairs. Jolene will
have all materials in the PreK and Kindergarten
Supper 5:30 PM Activities 6:00–8:15 PM
Sunday School rooms so that you can set up.
Wednesday, August 1st Please RSVP so Jolene knows how much pizza
Program Closing 5:30 PM to order!
Supper 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Invite friends, relatives and neighbors! The dates for Polar Blast are
Monday, July 30th, Tuesday, July 31st and
Wednesday, August 1st. We will have
supper starting at 5:30 p.m. and do activities
6:00 to 8:15 p.m.

Questions? Call Jolene (402-371-1985) or


email jziebell55@cableone.net.
Thank you for lifting up the following folks this
week:
Duane & Brenda Rudebusch
Steve & Colleen Sampson
Scott Sampson
Jacquelyn Samway
Shylo Butler
Eric & Kathy Sanders
Rilye & Seth
Jo Schaefer
Carol Schaffer
Curtis & Christine Schavee
Grace & Josh
Marcella Schellenberg
Ann Schroeder
Robert Schroeder
SATURDAY, JULY 21 SATURDAY, JULY 28
5 PM 5 PM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK – COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK –
CATHY ERWIN MICHELLE DAGERMAN
WORSHIP ASSISTANT WORSHIP ASSISTANT
CONNIE HAGSTROM -----
GREETERS/USHERS – Warren & Pat Monson GREETERS/USHERS – Warren & Pat Monson
READER – Connie Hagstrom READER – Deb Freese
SOUND – Mark Nelson SOUND – John Skogstoe

SUNDAY, JULY 22 SUNDAY, JULY 29


8:30 AM 8:30 AM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK – COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK –
CATHY ERWIN MICHELLE DAGERMAN
WORSHIP ASSISTANT WORSHIP ASSISTANT
CONNIE HAGSTROM -----
GREETERS – Roger & Alice Gentzler, Carol GREETERS – Wendell & Ethelyn Fossum,
Sorsen __________
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS – Jim & Elenore COMMUNION ASSISTANTS – Rollie & Linda
Merritt, Carol Waggoner, Sara Fegley Downs, Rick & Diana Uhlir
USHERS – Richard Uhlir, Merlin Milander USHERS – Dennis & Lois Braesch
READER – Carol Waggoner READER – Carol Waggoner
POWERPOINT – Midge Hedrick POWERPOINT – Carhart Family
SOUND – Mark Nelson SOUND – John Skogstoe
FELLOWSHIP HOUR – Friends ChristCare FELLOWSHIP HOUR – Carol Sorsen, Carolyn
Wilcox

SUNDAY, JULY 22 SUNDAY, JULY 29


10:15 AM 10:15 AM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK – COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK –
CATHY ERWIN MICHELLE DAGERMAN
WORSHIP ASSISTANT WORSHIP ASSISTANT
CONNIE HAGSTROM -----
GREETERS – Ken Wragge, Terry Hall GREETERS – Jana Kuhlman, Janice Matthies
USHERS – Kevin Bonderson, Echtenkamp Family USHERS – Dennis & Brenda Smith, Ken Wragge,
READER – Lisa Echtenkamp Terry Hall
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS – Lon & Jeanne READER – Tracy Yost
Timperley, Jeff & Cathy Erwin COMMUNION ASSISTANTS – Ken Wragge, Terry
POWERPOINT – Marcus/Adam Echtenkamp Hall, Carol Timperley, Carol Severa
SOUND – Mark Nelson POWERPOINT – Kristi Johnson
LECTIONARY READINGS: SOUND – John Skogstoe
Jeremiah 23:1-6 LECTIONARY READINGS:
Psalm 23 2 Kings 4:42-44
Ephesians 2:11-22 Psalm 145:10-18
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Ephesians 3:14-21
John 6:1-21